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Topic: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Isitsafenow
Posted 2004-10-22 01:36:08 and read 14987 times.

The last 757, a model 200, will roll off the assembly line at Renton next week.
It will be the LAST 757 Boeing builds....number 1050.
If there are any 757 stories out there, now is the time to tell them.
safe

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Boeing nut
Posted 2004-10-22 04:09:20 and read 14559 times.

I remember my first 757 flight. It was on Delta several years ago. I just remember the takeoff being such a rocket ride, I had a smile on the whole flight. An incredible aircraft.

I still think Boeing will be kicking themselves one day that they shut the line down.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: AAgent
Posted 2004-10-22 04:13:10 and read 14527 times.

I still can't believe this is the end of the line for the 757. I love the way she stands up so tall and proud on the tarmac, and I am forever in awe of her takeoff performance. I hope the 7E7 has a similarly dramatic climbout capability.

Respectfully,
AAgent

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Noise
Posted 2004-10-22 04:18:44 and read 14467 times.

The 757 is honestly one of the most beautiful, if not, the momst beautiful plane!

My first 757 flights was on Northwest back in March of 2000, flying TPA-DTW. Bumpy flight, but I didn't care...it was my first time on a 757 Big grin

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Corey07850
Posted 2004-10-22 04:22:12 and read 14446 times.

My best flight ever:

CO 752 from EWR-MCO in First...

We took off on runway 11 due to the runway work a few weeks back... the runway is only 6800' but we were wheels up with a little less than 2k' left! The most amazing take off I've ever experienced (except of course the first time you take off yourself  Big grin) Rotating after about 5,000 on a fully loaded 752--truly amazing! At least they'll be around for a long time...

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Clickhappy
Posted 2004-10-22 04:25:45 and read 14422 times.

it was out of the factory going on 2 weeks now. Its in the paint booth.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: N317AS
Posted 2004-10-22 04:32:30 and read 14371 times.

October 28th after it gets painted, there will be three rollout ceremonies. One for each shift at Boeing. The daytime ceremony is at 11:30 I believe.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: 727200er
Posted 2004-10-22 04:35:29 and read 14347 times.

Sad day in Aviation history.

At least they'll be in the sky for a long time yet.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: NorthwestEWR
Posted 2004-10-22 04:35:55 and read 14358 times.

My first 757 flight was from PDX-MSP on NWA what a great ride we were of the ground so fast i could not believe my eyes but after watching the video i took i was shocked. Great plane hope to see them for a very long time

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Sspontak
Posted 2004-10-22 05:14:14 and read 14198 times.

My first 757 flight was on Eastern from Atlanta to LaGuardia with a stop in Charlotte. I remember my first impression was of a long, spacious and roomy plane with Eastern's new seats with the brown/orange/red vertical stripes. There was even danish offered on the short ATL - CLT portion with a full breakfast on the CLT - LGA flight. I remember how impressed I was with the sound and power of those Rolls Royce engines. I certainly miss Eastern and their 757's. I think they actually had the nicest livery. Especially with the bold 757 on the tail.


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Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Moman
Posted 2004-10-22 05:35:24 and read 14131 times.

My first 757 flight was Dec 22, 2001 when I flew from MCO-STL on TWA. I was very impressed because I had only flown MD-80s, 727, and 1 767 before then. They had the fold-in LCD tv's down and were showing a beach scene and some very relaxing music, it calmed my nerves as I was still thinking of 9-11. It was a very nice flight and I remember the landing into STL was very windy, and I was sitting in 32F, and I could see the plane rolling back and forth in the wind but the touchdown was great.

The one funny thing was this was right after TWA became AA, and the pilot said "Welcome aboard TWA flight....oops I mean AA flight XXXX." Everyone was laughing.

Moman

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: 767-332ER
Posted 2004-10-22 05:39:05 and read 14103 times.


My first 757 flight was in 1997 on a flight from ATL-San Diego on board Delta. Well, with all the hype, I was eager to experience the climbout that everyone had talked about. WOOOOOOOOOOOAHHHHHHHHH!!! It was like a rollercoaster. It was a morning flight and there were lots of empty seats...maybe about 50 people total on that flight, but man, what a rush!!!
LONG LIVE THE 757!!!!

Regards

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Tan Flyr
Posted 2004-10-22 15:45:52 and read 13610 times.

Just as Sspontak mentioned, my first 757 was an EA experience, from ATL-MSY as I recall probably around 1982 or 83. I also thought the classy 757 on the tail was great...a proud announcement of what you were flying on!

In the 20 plus years since then I have been on countless 757's of AA, UA, NW, TW, IB, BA , DL & ol' EA.

No doubt the 757 will soldier on for decades to come. It has the utility built into it like the DC-8 did. A capable and adaptable aircraft.

So for you young guys...let not your airplane heart be troubled, there will be opportunites for a long time to experience the performance of the 757!

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: NYCAAer
Posted 2004-10-22 16:00:09 and read 13488 times.

The 757 is a very solid, safe plane. It's fine from a passenger perspective. I like the take-offs on the 757, too. Try it out of St. Thomas, USVI or Tegucigalpa, Honduras. It's like taking off on a rocket.

But from a flight attendant perspective, it's bear to work. There are just too many seats on just one aisle. AA only has the -200, and I gasped in awe when saw Boeing was developing the -300 variant. I can't imagine 200+ passengers on a 753. It's like the old days with the stretch 8!

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Schooner
Posted 2004-10-22 16:05:53 and read 13459 times.

We fit 281 pax on the -300 at TCX!

Cheers.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: KUGN
Posted 2004-10-22 16:36:25 and read 13338 times.

Nothing beats ATA's RR powered 757-200 takeoff from MDW rwy 04 in the sunset.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: MD80Nut
Posted 2004-10-22 16:42:27 and read 13259 times.

My first flight on a 757 was on Eastern MIA-ATL in 1987, the first of many on this magnificent jet. I've flown on both RR and PW powered models and they have always impressed me with awesome take off performance. The end of an era, but fortunately we'll be able to fly in these beauties for years to come.

cheers, Ralph

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: IDAWA
Posted 2004-10-22 16:43:02 and read 13257 times.

Tan Flyr,
as far as I know, your flight with the EA 757 should have taken place in early 1983, since the first ever 757 revenue flight took place with EA on Jan 1,1983.

My first flight with the 757 took place in 1995 aboard United's N510UA, but I don't remember much since I was only 12...however in summer 2003 I flew Aeromexico's N801AM and N806AM, and I enjoyed the spacious cabin with amazing takeoff and climbing performance, even from the hot-and-high MEX airport. It's a plane for everybody, for people that enjoy aircraft performance and for who don't care about it but just about comfort. Even if in Italy (where I live) they are not so popular, I like them very much, and I hope that they will be around for many years to come!

I-DAWA

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Drerx7
Posted 2004-10-22 16:48:59 and read 13182 times.

My first 757 flight was on a Delta 757 from DFW-IAH back in 96 I believe--since then I probably have logged more time in the 757 than anything else. Prior to 95 I was primarily a Southwest flyer.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: MYT332
Posted 2004-10-22 16:53:27 and read 13149 times.

My first B757 flight was 10 years ago returning home to MAN from SKG. It was a BY aircraft and I remember we got priority boarding since I was just 8. We pulled up to her on busses and we were the only ones onboard her for ages, I remember thinking it was so great....

23 B757 flights later and I still love her; so much so that I went across the Atlantic on one in the summer! They rule!  Big thumbs up

Just for fun my longest 757 flight is 7hours 10mins and my shortest is 35 minutes and that is with AA and BA respectively!

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Greaser
Posted 2004-10-22 16:54:44 and read 13125 times.

First flight was not one, but 2 757s!! On top of that, 757-200 & -300!!!! on CO of course. Best flight of the trip, good pilots, great crew, ultimate cool factor...

One thing's for sure, whoever can get photos of the ceremony should get'em, coz this is gonna be some historic stuff!

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: MYT332
Posted 2004-10-22 16:59:30 and read 13065 times.

Greaser, just out of curiosity. How was your first flight both a -200 and -300 series? Surely it's one or the other.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: PHLBOS
Posted 2004-10-22 17:05:02 and read 12944 times.

Unfortunately, my only 757 experiences were only limited to 3 short flights on US.

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I was fairly impressed with the plane. The only consolation I see would be (using the 727 as an example) is that although Boeing won't be making them, we'll still be seeing 757s fly around for commercial carriers for at least another 15 to 20 years.



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Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Fluorine
Posted 2004-10-22 17:07:00 and read 12903 times.

My first 757 flight was on UA ORD-BWI. It's really a nice plane.

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Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: AlitaliaMD11
Posted 2004-10-22 17:07:11 and read 12890 times.

Hey

what airline will have the joy of opperating the last 757?

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Fluorine
Posted 2004-10-22 17:08:32 and read 12864 times.

I believe it is a Chinese carrier.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Alexinwa
Posted 2004-10-22 17:23:07 and read 12660 times.

It is sad, I was looking at some of my older timetables the other day. NW & EA 1985 or 86 books. Both airlines, so proud of the 757. Advertisements all over the books.

My 1st 757 was a short SFO-SNA hop on UA back in the early 90's(1991). I think back then when UA was first getting the 757's, SNA-SFO was a training route? It was me and my girlfriend and maybe 20 others. Fell in love (with the 757  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )

2nd was a few weeks later SEA-IAD on a 757 and IAD-SEA on a DC10. What a trip. Two of my favorites in one trip. This 757 was packed. However it went by way too fast. The DC10 on the return was packed as well, what a trip.

I think the saddest part of it all is that in all mt travels I have only been on UA 757's. SFO-SNA, SEA-IADx3, SEA-DEN. No -300's as of yet.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Ltbewr
Posted 2004-10-22 17:25:40 and read 12622 times.

I have been on a number of 757's including across the USA since the early 1990's with CO, UA, AA, NW including 2 times this year, DTW-LGA (NW) on Super Bowl Sunday and EWR-SEA in late August of this year (CO). I have been once across the Atlantic on a 757ER, in October 1995 - BA - JFK-Birmingham (to connect for a flight to DUB). On that flight I was much more confortable than on a 707 or DC-8 for trans Atlantic flights I had been on many years before.
They are a workhorse, with an excellent safety and reliability record, exctiting performance and many pax like them (unless your in a middle seat). It is a shame they are no longer being produced, but with being around for over 20 years of production, the revisions and enlangment of 737's it is time to move on to more modern, fuel efficient designs like with the 7E7. Let us not cry too much, for we will have them for many years in pax use - probably until our our children are middle aged.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: CcrlR
Posted 2004-10-22 17:57:10 and read 12131 times.

my first flight was back in 1992 on HP ORD-LAS. it was a nice time and I liked it very much. We got a chance to fly over the flooded region in the midwest I'm not sure where exactly, but it was nice to see it.

My second trip on the 757 was with National Airlines MDW-LAS-MDW
They were both nice flights and sitting right next to the wing and engine was a nice experience. My favorite part was taking off from MDW, it was nice and quick too.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Go3Team
Posted 2004-10-22 18:08:38 and read 11974 times.

My first was in May of '84. It was an EA flight from ATL to CLT. At the time I thought it was pretty neat that I was flying on the plane that Eastern had on their TV commercial. Last flight I've had on one was DL from ORF to ATL, in June of '02, on N6711M:

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Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Rwylie77
Posted 2004-10-22 18:16:10 and read 11863 times.

CcrlR - I believe large areas around St Louis and across into southern Illinois were flooded very badly by the Mississippi in 1992...

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Gigneil
Posted 2004-10-22 18:27:33 and read 11683 times.

I couldn't even begin to fathom which 757 flight was my first... I do know that it was on DL... and I've been on hundreds since.

Last flight I've had on one was DL from ORF to ATL, in June of '02, on N6711M:

Heh, mouse over ORF and see what it says.

N

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Logan22L
Posted 2004-10-22 18:42:18 and read 11460 times.

I think the 757s are quite nice, but last week I flew a 752 BOS-MDW, connecting to a 738 to MSP, and I have to say, both planes were full, and the 738 take-off performance was equal (~25 seconds to rotation in both) to the 752. The 752 may have had an edge in climb, but as we left MDW for BOS later in the week, we stayed below the ceiling following Lake Michigan, so the climb was rather limited. Further, the 738 seats were more comfortable (although the same width and slightly less pitch). The winglets on the 738 are also pretty impressive. On the 752 returning to BOS, the lower lumbar portion of my seat was almost unbearable.

Logan

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Danpio
Posted 2004-10-22 18:48:20 and read 11356 times.

ORF Ha! That was funny. I wonder how that got changed. Has anyone else noticed?

Been on many 757's in my time, but my first was in the late 80's ATL-BOS. Wonderful experience on the climb. Don't leave anything under the seat that you don't want sliding back across the floor a few rows!

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Greaser
Posted 2004-10-22 18:57:22 and read 11237 times.

MYT332, I meant i flew the 200 and 300 on the same flight but diff. legs, haha...not a 757-250 or something.
i believe the legs were EWR-SEA, SEA-ANC...


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Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: AV757
Posted 2004-10-22 19:01:50 and read 11146 times.

We only have great comments and praise from our passengers and crews of the Boeing 757; I have flown this plane as a pilot for the last 10 years and have seriously enjoyed it. It is a great and reliable workhorse; whether you operate it form a short runway, small high altitude, and high temperature airport on a short 25 minute flight or a fully loaded 7 hour long haul from the major airports.

For those interested in the Boeing 757 here is a link to Marcel Van Noordenne's web page, entirely dedicated to the 757 with complete info of all kinds.

http://www.b757.info/

We know that this great plane will be with us for many years to come at AV.

Regards:
AV757

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Pdpsol
Posted 2004-10-22 19:09:46 and read 11008 times.

I absolutely LOVE the 757 and flew it for the first time with Eastern on a MIA-DCA flight in September of 1985 returning home to the US after living abroad for two years. Although I was a just a young boy, I vividly remember the excitement of flying on one of Boeing's 'new' aircraft.

Over the years, I've flown 757's operated by:

American (AA)
United (UA)
Delta (DL)
Continental (CO), a BUNCH of CO 757 flights, including BusFirst flights to South America and Europe
America West (HP)
AeroMexico (AM)
Ladeco (UC)

What a fantastic aircraft!

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Sleekjet
Posted 2004-10-22 19:34:33 and read 10703 times.

That beautiful, menacing look...



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Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Snn2003
Posted 2004-10-22 19:40:41 and read 10641 times.

My first 757 flight was Bostom to Miami on TWA in the late 90's. I loved the plane. My BEST flight on a 757 had to be EWR-SNN on CO. sad to see her go. At least we will still see her in the air!

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: European
Posted 2004-10-22 19:45:33 and read 10555 times.

This is the second last to be delivered!


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Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: UPS707
Posted 2004-10-22 19:50:09 and read 10505 times.

My first 757 flight was in the mid-80s from MAN-ALC. I remember how cool it was to be on a nice new model plane instead of the 737's that most of the charters were at the time. 20 year old memories are kind of fading, but it was either a Britannia or Monarch flight and I vaguely remember the plane cruising higher than the 737's normally do. Other than Monarch/Britannia, the only other 757's I have been on are UAL's. I got to fly back from HNL-SFO on one a few years ago.

All in all, I love the look of the 757 and will be sad to see it leave production. However I'm sure that the airlines and UPS will have us staring at them for many years to come.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Willbdsp
Posted 2004-10-22 19:52:12 and read 10458 times.

My first flight on a 757 was with US Airways from BWI to PIT in 2000. It was a nice, smooth, comfortable ride. Since then, I've flow on a NW 757 from DTW to LAX and another NW 757 from MSP to IND

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: European
Posted 2004-10-22 19:53:59 and read 10429 times.

Hello all,

How many 757-300's were made?
How many 757-200's were made?
Is it just the 200's that are not being made or both types?


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Also,who was the launch costumer for the 300? and 200?
Who is the biggest operator of the 757 - 300? 200?

eURO

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: TJCAB
Posted 2004-10-22 20:47:43 and read 9792 times.

Very sad to see it go. Spent a lot of time in 757’s from BWI to LAX. Who can’t love it?
Though a narrowbody, the 752 always felt like a “Big Boy” to me. High off the ground, nice size engines, sleek, widebody cockpit…An amazing plane. Now we’ll have to do with the 738/9 until the 7E7! Definitely a step-down!

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Tomgib
Posted 2004-10-22 21:01:43 and read 9684 times.

My first flight on a 757 was in 1994. It was my honeymoon and we flew from Hamburg via Gander to Barbados and back the same way with Birgen Air.... (the turkish airline that crashed it a couple of years later off the Dominican Republic coast due to faulty maintenance..). Otherwise I like the 757 and have flown it many times on BA, Condor, LTU.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: ERAUPilotATC
Posted 2004-10-22 21:02:45 and read 9660 times.

First flight on a 752 was EWR-SFO (UA) in July of 96.

Flew a 753 couple years ago from EWR-MCO.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Lurch
Posted 2004-10-22 21:10:32 and read 9547 times.

Hi

My 1st 757 Flight was on Air Europe(UK) from EGKK(LGW) to Tenerife south in 1982 and i got real lucky as i got a BA 757 which was on lease to Air Europe at the time G-BIKF it had basic BA Colours with Air europe titles and was so new it Smelt like a new Car it had only been deliverd two weeks before to BA and Leased straight to Air europe.

The take OFF was almost as good as My Concorde charter flight round the Bay We lifted of and just kept going up like some kind of mad Elevator! levelld of at 39,000 feet in 25 minuites amazeing!

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: PHLBOS
Posted 2004-10-22 21:38:24 and read 9360 times.

Is it just the 200's that are not being made or both types?

Both types. Not to be sarcastic, but that's why the thread title is listed as 757 as opposed to 752 or 753.

Also,who was the launch costumer for the 300?

According to an earlier issue of Airliners magazine, TZ was the North American launch customer for the 753.

... and 200?

I'm guessing that UA was the launch customer for the 752.

Who is the biggest operator of the 757 - 300?

Probably either NW or Thomas Cook/Condor.

... 200?

Again, another guess, either CO or DL.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: NWAFA
Posted 2004-10-22 21:42:12 and read 9286 times.

As a Flight Attendant, the 757 is the just awful to work...those darn skinny isles...Most Flight Attendants do NOT like working this A/c.

However you have to admit taking off on that plane is great!! Talk about fast and steep!

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Thrust
Posted 2004-10-22 21:44:47 and read 9246 times.

Is the last 757 is a model-300 or -200? What airline is it destined for?

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Isitsafenow
Posted 2004-10-22 22:05:35 and read 8993 times.

PHLBOS...Without checking, I believe either BA or Eastern was the launch customer of the 757.
safe

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Kim777fan
Posted 2004-10-22 22:22:48 and read 8831 times.

pdpsol, how come you have not been on any 757 flights operated by NW???  Angry

Glad to see how everyone has found the B757 to be a great aircraft as I have. I too have been on several DL flights operated by DL and NW. Love the plane and it closes the deal in deciding which flight to take.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: PHLBOS
Posted 2004-10-22 22:26:57 and read 8786 times.

Without checking, I believe either BA or Eastern was the launch customer of the 757.

safe,

Thanks for the info. I was about comtemplating writing either EA and/or UA being the North American launch customer for the 752; I wound up deicing just UA on the fly. That's why my statement was just a guess.

When the 757 first debuted in the early 80s, I wasn't following airliners and planes as closely as I have been doing more recently. That's why I purposely listed my 752 statements as guesses.

Needless to say, I wasn't even going to try to guess the European launch customer of the 752.


Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: GDB
Posted 2004-10-22 22:31:14 and read 8736 times.

I cannot remember when the first was, or how many flights, not for a few years either, but it's a very good aircraft and Boeing can be pleased it sold well, as in the very early days of the programme, around 1980-81, there were not many customers.
I hope BA keep the remaining R/R 535E4 powered ones for some time yet.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Silver1SWA
Posted 2004-10-22 22:31:57 and read 8723 times.

I flew on the 757 once. It was on UA from SFO-MCO back in October of 2001. All I can say is...awesome.

Of all airliners out there, old and new, the 757 is the sole aircraft that to me, truely resembles a bird (especially on take off).

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Keesje
Posted 2004-10-22 23:13:48 and read 8301 times.

My first 757 flight was in 1990, it did a simulated landing on the small airport of Deelen.

Great aircraft, amazing there´s no market at the moment, the more because it basicly has no competitor..

The 757 inherited the fuselage from the 727, the belly it becomes wider under the wing..


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Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Checo77
Posted 2004-10-22 23:22:14 and read 8211 times.

My first flight was from IAH-SJO-IAH with CO.
I loved it, very nice fuselage. What a shame for 757.
RIP 757!.
Regards,
Adam Bechny

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: FlyingColours
Posted 2004-10-22 23:58:54 and read 7898 times.

Such a shame that the 757 ceases production, I am finding it really difficult to believe that the end is as close as it is.

I have not had many flights on the 757, only 7 and all on the -200 but I did always enjoy take-off, I loved the roar of those engines and the sudden kick as the power is increased further.

My first 757 flight was with Air 2000 (Now First Choice Airways - who have two of the last production models now) way back in 1997 going from MAN to LPA. It was only my third time flying (my previous flights were back in 1993 so they were long forgotten) and I remember sitting there at my window seat as we taxiied onto runway 24R (The pub end) and I was quite nervous, we rolled a bit down the runway and I thought "Oooh this is nice actually" then the throttles were opened and there was a loud roar and I was thrust right back into my seat, I swear that armreast probably still has a big dint in it where I squeezed it so hard.

Of course I can take it all now but back then I was unprepared. I remember once when flying back from LPA (I think this was another Air 2000 flight, if not it was Flying Colours), and as we roared down the runway with all the lights blurring past (it was a 00.50 departure) as the pilot pulled her up I got this almost zero-g feeling, I have never had a steeper rotation since.

I know a good number of flight attendents (all charter crews) and they are not thrilled about working on the 757, I've heard some bad stories about the old Airtours (My Travel) 752 flights to the Dominican Rep (Via BGR), ouch.

A great aircraft, a real workhorse and much more pleasing to the eye than the A321 (Although I do prefer the A321 myself it's not much to look at). At least there are many more years worth of life left in the 757.

Enjoy Life!

Phil
FlyingColours

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: PacificWestern
Posted 2004-10-23 00:43:31 and read 7523 times.

If memory serves, two 757s were involved on September 11. Were they 757-200s or 757-300s?

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Nwaclc
Posted 2004-10-23 00:58:50 and read 7411 times.

They were both 757-200's AA and UA do not have any -300 models.
I am sure someone out there has the reg #'s.
NWACLC

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Cs03
Posted 2004-10-23 01:10:05 and read 7315 times.

BA and EA were the ones that got production going! My first trip in this A/C was on EA from EWR to MSY for the Worlds Fair in New Orleans in 1982 (?). I remember how long a walk it was to the back section of the airplane!

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: PHLapproach
Posted 2004-10-23 01:23:11 and read 7176 times.

Even before my first flight, I had loved the 75. The first time I layed eyes on her I as in love. My first flight was PHL-FLL in June 2003 on US, I actually think I flew one back in 98' or 99' but I wasent into Aviation back then, so I have no clue. I flew one back from FLL-PHL just this past July and I timed the climbout, passing 15k after 6-8 mins. And DL's PW powered ones dont touch anyone's RB211 powered ones! One of these days I have to get on a 753.

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Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Horus
Posted 2004-10-23 01:27:03 and read 7127 times.

My first 757 flight was with Monarch on a London/Gatwick-Heraklion flight back in 2000.


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Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: DeltaMD11
Posted 2004-10-23 04:58:07 and read 6882 times.

The 757, by far, is one of the most versatile, solid, powerful, and fruitful aircraft ever produced. She has the capabilities to make hot and high flights with durations of less than an hour to transcons and hops across the pond. The first 757 that I can recall fully was in July of 1996 PHL-MSP-SAN, when I started to pay attention to aviation. Ever since then, I've been enamored by the 757, and tend to build them into my itineraries whenever possible. I'm glad that I will have the opportunity to fly on these birds for many many years to come.


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Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Fokkerf28
Posted 2004-10-23 05:04:29 and read 6852 times.

Simply a great aircraft, no true replacement is available. Will be sorely missed. I have flown on the 757 numerous time and all have been memorable.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: N317AS
Posted 2004-10-23 05:31:38 and read 6805 times.

Eastern was the first -200, and Condor was the first -300.

Shanghai will be the last -200 and I believe Continental was the last to recieve a -300.

Go here:

http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/userdefinedselection.cfm

Click on User Defined Reports and search for any other delivery info you might care to know on any Boeing aircraft.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: DB777
Posted 2004-10-23 05:46:53 and read 6757 times.

I was the midnight shift gate controller at MIA in December 1982 when Eastern called and requested a gate for their first 757 coming from Boeing. I assigned it to gate E-31 because it was outside my office and I could easily go out and see it arrive and make sure the jetbridge fit it properly.

Colonel Frank Borman, CEO of Eastern, was on the ramp along with a handful of Eastern employees to see that gorgeous bird arrive and climb onboard after it was parked properly. That was almost 24 years ago and it just doesn't seem that long ago. To think that the first non-crash 757 is already being chopped at Opa-locka makes you realize how fast time flies.

Don

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: Ejmmsu
Posted 2004-10-23 05:52:28 and read 6741 times.

Being a relatively new flier, my first ever 757 flight was on AA from DFW-LGB and back. LGB was probably the most interesting airport i've ever flown into with old-style terminal and outdoor bagage claims. Anyway, i really enjoyed both flights on the 757's.

Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
Username: OB1504
Posted 2004-10-23 06:08:37 and read 6708 times.

I remember my first 757 flight, on N52AW, in August 1996, two months before she crashed en-route to Santiago.

It was my

  • First flight on a Boeing aircraft
  • First flight on a Boeing 757
  • First flight on a Boeing 757-200
  • First flight on an American-registered aircraft
  • First flight on a narrowbody
  • First flight on an aircraft that was not "heavy"
  • First and only flight on an aircraft that was later destroyed  Sad


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    Username: Byrdluvs747
    Posted 2004-10-23 06:49:47 and read 6658 times.

    Let's not forget some the the best painted 757's out there.


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    Topic: 757...the End Is Near
    Username: KLMCedric
    Posted 2004-10-23 11:25:14 and read 6511 times.

    Isn't Kerry using a 757 for his campaign now? Or did I get that all wrong.
    If yes, is it a 752 or753, and where does it come from? Did he like rented it from
    an airline or from boeing itself?

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Byrdluvs747
    Posted 2004-10-23 12:36:17 and read 6411 times.

    Kerry's plane is a 752. The plane is operated by Transmeridian Airlines


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    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: StudentFlyer
    Posted 2004-10-23 13:21:00 and read 6381 times.

    Well, although haven't flown the 757 that often, in fact only a couple of flights, but I really did enjoy my flight with the 757s. It's a truly great aircraft with rocket-like performance, as many of you have said above  Smile.

    Pity that this aircraft ended its life prematurely, and that the 753 only managed to sell 55 units  Sad. That is really sad indeed. It is by far the best Boeing design to date, bar the 747. Love that long-thin fuselage, as well as the nose section of it. Mated with RB-211s or PW2000s, they really do look muscular!!

    Anyway, my tributes to the B757, and LONG LIVE THE 757!!!

    Regards,
    AK

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: VivaGunners
    Posted 2004-10-23 14:44:44 and read 6297 times.

    I really hope to have a ride on a 757 as soon as possible!
    I have never been on a 757 yet......
    However I can say it's a great plane after admiring it from several years every summer at my home airport in Verona (VRN) Italy.
    during the summer Verona is British charters' paradise in Italy and so many Britannia, First Choice, Monarch 757s can be seen.
    I have really fantastic memories about that plane, how many breathtaking rotations just in front of me......... simply amazing!
    I particulary remember about a Monarch 757 on a May saturday morning in 2000; it was the beginning of the summer season, so probably the plane wasn't fully loaded, and the take off roll to MAN had been incredibly short that day, that's really something I will never forget about 757, I have never seen another plane performing a take off like that.... just no words to describe it.....
    but at least that awesome plane will be around for several years more,
    LONG LIFE GOOD OLD 757!!!!!!!!!

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Fredadx
    Posted 2004-10-24 00:58:47 and read 6017 times.


    Hello all,

    I am truly saddened to hear that production of Boeing's 757 has come to an end. My first flight on the 757, which was a -200 model took place in early February 2003 on Delta out of Philadelphia International. It was a very cold, dry day and the climb out was spectacular!!. She took just about no time at all to reach FL350. The rest of the flight to Atlanta was just as smooth as her streamlined fuselage.
    Being a former aircraft spotter at Miami International, twin engine aircraft has become an all too common sight at MIA, as well as any other airport, but watching those American Airlines 757-200s and UPS 757s takeoff from runway 9L and sometimes runway 27R, if winds call for a takeoff from the opposite side of the airport, was always enjoyable. There used to be a small parking area right off runway 12, which was the closest you can get to a departing aircraft, to my knowledge anyway and watching 757s depart from that runway was always a treat! I thank the Boeing aircraft company for bringing the 757 into the aviation world. She is a good looking aircraft with solid performance and reliability.

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Maiznblu_757
    Posted 2004-10-24 01:07:10 and read 5995 times.

    The end of the line, yes, but, it will surely be flying for many many years.

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Boo25
    Posted 2004-10-24 01:29:23 and read 5952 times.

    very sad....  Sad

    Probably the best airliner ever built i think - it's my favourite.

    Sheer beauty... Sheer power ... built to last too.

    i have worked on the 757 as cabin crew for the best part of 18 years, its the airliner that inspired me to (follow my father)and work in the airline industry.

    Nothing jet wise, can beat that the sound of that deep meaningful GROWL of the 757 at doors 2 on take-off - pure music.....

    I love the 757 and wish her many many more years yet of service, nothing comes close in terms of grace and power at any airport worldwide - she is a thoroughbred poised for the skies for a long time yet......  Smile

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: NZblue
    Posted 2004-10-24 02:46:21 and read 5862 times.

    Having flown an insane amount of times between the US Mainland and the Hawaiian Islands, I quickly found a strong attachment for those routes with the DC-10. Sadly, those days are a memory. However, I can't think of a better aircraft to associate with flying to and from Hawai'i in this new era than the 757.

    Sitting in a 757 while maneuvering through the valley on Maui between Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains to line up with the runway, or powering out of Kahului Airport on a humid tropical evening...the 757 is simply a great plane to do it in. It's a shame to see her meet the end of her production days, but she's still getting me to the islands and back, and hopefully she'll be able to do so for many, many years to come.

    Mahalo and me ka`oia`i`o to the 757.

    Regards,
    NZblue

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Jet-lagged
    Posted 2004-10-24 05:18:34 and read 5754 times.

    The 757 is my favorite airplane. It it not fat and stately like a jumbo, but the long slender body combined with the big engines and tall dual axle landing gear give it a very special look. As it swoops in for a landing it looks like an enormous bug. And when it takes off with a light load, man, it just leaps in the air! She's a real beauty.

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Zippyjet
    Posted 2004-10-24 05:49:19 and read 5713 times.

    757's may go the way of the mullet, cheap gas and honest politicians but, those NW DC 9's will never die!" Couldn't resist. NW DC 9's will be the first things to be cloned!

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Horus
    Posted 2004-10-24 16:03:17 and read 5507 times.

    Where is the first ever 757 currently?

    Horus

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Boo25
    Posted 2004-10-24 16:11:07 and read 5497 times.

    First ever 757 flew 25 Oct 1982 - was with BA (G-BIKA) until 1998 when it was sold to DHL , where she is still flying  Smile


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    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: DAirbus
    Posted 2004-10-24 16:46:26 and read 5440 times.

    Having worked at airports for almost ten years now, the 757 is by far my favorite narrow-body aircraft to work. The bins are roomy, pushback visibility is excellent due to the tall gear, and performance is never an issue. I would tell the agents working for me to "load it up and tell how much and where. If it fits, I'll fly." Sad to see the line end.

    On a related topic, the 757 sold well only for a few years in the middle of it's production run. Sales were slow at first and fell off dramatically about 4-5 years ago. Does anyone have any comments or insight on this?

    Regards

    DAirbus

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: MYT332
    Posted 2004-10-24 16:48:26 and read 5439 times.

    Horus, the fist ever 757 built, L/N 1, is here:


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    She is being used in the F-22 test programme.

    L/N 2 is with Nasa I think, 3 and 4 are with US Airways and 5 and 6 are with MyTravel. I flew L/N 5 in August  Big thumbs up

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Horus
    Posted 2004-10-24 16:51:41 and read 5417 times.

    Thanks for that myt332. Do you know which airline(s) operated that particular aircraft before 'Boeing Company Boeing Defense & Space' acquired it?

    Horus

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: MYT332
    Posted 2004-10-24 17:03:23 and read 5381 times.

    I think boeing have always had L/N 1.

    L/N 2 however was with Eastern as was 3,4,5,6 and many more. These are just the ones I know about off hand.

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Isitsafenow
    Posted 2004-10-25 05:10:21 and read 5077 times.

    The nice thing is that we are all going to see this airplane around for a while
    and log a few flights with her. I have had trips with UA, CO, USAirways(USAir), DL and of couse, NW on the seven- five and even a couple on the model 300.
    A big thanks to Boeing and carriers that fly her. The 757 is quite the airliner.
    safe

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: TWA902fly
    Posted 2004-10-25 05:33:45 and read 5061 times.


    This is really sad for me because the 757 is not only my favorite aircraft, but also the one i have flown the most on.... here's a list if anyone cares...

    Delta Air Lines 1583 ORD-ATL 11/26/98 N602DL
    Delta Air Lines 462 ATL-ORD 11/30/98 N620DL
    United Airlines 565 ORD-EWR 2/5/99 N595UA
    United Airlines 363 IAD-ORD 3/6/00 N508UA
    United Airlines 1044 ORD-MCI 4/19/00 N537UA
    Delta Air Lines 1172 SLC-ORD 7/8/00 N650DL
    United Airlines 1221 ORD-ANC 8/12/00 N586UA
    United Airlines 456 ANC-ORD 8/26/00 N555UA
    United Airlines 512 SEA-ORD 8/10/01 N522UA
    Air 2000 4175 ORD-PUJ 12/29/01 G-OOBB
    Air 2000 4175 PUJ-ORD 1/6/02 G-OOBB
    United Airlines 420 SLC-ORD 7/20/02 N507UA
    United Airlines 1217 ORD-ANC 8/1/02 N545UA
    United Airlines 1603 ANC-SEA 8/19/02 N586UA
    United Airlines 784 SEA-ORD 8/22/02 N554UA
    United Airlines 108 LAX-ORD 1/5/03 N538UA
    Delta Air Lines 418 SLC-ATL 7/11/03 N643DL
    ATA 644 MDW-FLL 7/31/03 N517AT
    ATA 645 FLL-MDW 8/3/03 N524AT
    United Airlines 322 ORD-IAD 2/20/04 N595UA
    United Airlines 75 SFO-LIH 6/10/04 N549UA
    United Airlines 30 LIH-LAX 6/17/04 N552UA

    So only 4 airlines, 22 flights, 2 on ATA, 2 on Air 2000, 4 on Delta, 16 on United. N595UA ive been on twice along with G-OOBB

    TWA902

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: SATL382G
    Posted 2004-10-29 00:10:37 and read 4785 times.

    The end is here... Boeing's end of production ceremony.

    http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2004/photorelease/q4/pr_041028g.html

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Starlionblue
    Posted 2004-10-29 01:01:12 and read 4746 times.

    I've flown the '57 quite a few times, and will be flying it again (twice) next month.

    My most memorable experience in a '57 was on BA ARN-LHR, holding over London inside a storm cloud. I was sitting pretty far back and I could see the whole fuse twisting like a wrung out rag. Some pale people on that plane. But of course she had no problem taking it. A great aircraft indeed.

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: SmithAir747
    Posted 2004-10-29 01:22:18 and read 4719 times.

    I've only flown twice in the 757, but I've enjoyed it both times.

    22 June 2000--AA 752 DEN-DFW
    10 June 2001--TWA 752 STL-MCO

    Just about all my favourite types are Boeings; the 757 is one of them.


    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Clickhappy
    Posted 2004-10-29 01:26:30 and read 4705 times.

    Here is a shot of the last 757

    http://www.fearofaflatplanet.com/images/dsc_9583_B-2876.jpg

    Please don't paste the photo in the thread, people on dial-up hate that.

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Flybynight
    Posted 2004-10-29 01:27:19 and read 4704 times.

    Still amazing that the 737 soliders on, while the more modern 757 is going to the grave.
    I've flown 757's with DL, Eastern, NW, and mostly with UA. I believe my first flight was on Eastern years ago from EWR to San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: STLGph
    Posted 2004-10-29 01:36:28 and read 4697 times.

    I might as well add one, too. I have a feeling this thread is going to be HOURS long! :p

    My first 757 experience was British Airways from Barcelona to London Heathrow. This should speak in and of itself.

    My second 757 experience was TWA from IND to STL for the first leg of my flight out to Kansas City for a quick day trip to hang out with some friends. Short flight, but loved it. It was great. Walked in and the video monitors were down playing music videos one of which was Out of My Head by Fastball, which leaves me forever remembering that moment and day. They also were playing it that night, too when I took the return back from STL to IND on TWA 100.

    Other experiences following were on US Airways from PHL to Tampa, ATA from IND to LaGuardia and return, and recently on NW from Detroit to BWI and return.

    I am looking at a trip over the Christmas break and it looks like I get to do a trip through Charlotte on a US Airways 757.

    If all goes well I plan on flying out to Las Vegas in the next few months and hope to book on ATA's 757 out of Indy.

    Take offs in those things are just great. Powerful and a great roll. Sitting clear in the back when the nose lifts off is great. Love it!










    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Henpol747
    Posted 2004-10-29 01:38:58 and read 4680 times.


    Flown in it a dozen times,

    757: you´ll be dearly missed!!!!

     Sad  Crying

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Eksath
    Posted 2004-10-29 03:14:30 and read 4622 times.

    Here is the first non crash 757 to be scrapped...so this is the reverse process....I guess the list at the scrapyard will only grow from here.....


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    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: ATLhomeCMH
    Posted 2004-10-29 04:07:26 and read 4587 times.

    The 757 is truly my favorite aircraft: sleek, powerful, agile, dependable. They helped redefine the airline industry across the globe in so many ways.

    Sometimes when I'm spotting at CMH, I'll make sure to be there for DL's CMH-CVG run at 5:05pm daily...flight 1485. Always a 752.

    There are times on TO where this 752 needs only about half of rwy 28R to get off the ground. Rwy 10L/28R isn't terribly long: 8000ft to be exact. By the time 1485 has a positive rate, its finally at the 4000ft mark.

    Now that's power. Someday they'll be sorely missed.

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Kalakaua
    Posted 2004-10-29 04:38:49 and read 4556 times.

    Goodbye 757 Production!  Sad

    I love this line, sad it had to go so soon... Here's a Boeing slideshow with some highlight photos.

    http://www.boeing.com/commercial/757family/last757/slideshow.html

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: BEG2IAH
    Posted 2004-10-29 06:13:21 and read 4508 times.

    I saw a 757 for the first time in my life in Frankfurt, and kinda didn't like it. It looked too much like a rocket. After having heard about its incredible t/o performance I just had to get on that plane. And I did this year. I had two flights on CO's brand new 753s. These flights were IAH-LAX and LAX-IAH. When the plane started rotation at IAH I thought - is that it? Then I realized that pilots didn't want a tail strike, because this birdie is loooong. Right after the first few seconds of "moderate" rotation I got the show. I had a feeling that we hit 1000 feet in 5 seconds. IAH looked like a planet you departed from in Startrek - smaller with every split of a second.

    I just fell in love with this great plane. I couldn't have waited to go back home - the other take off was even more powerful (red-eye flight).

    Whoever didn't fly this beauty should do it, and I mean it.

    BEG2IAH

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: NIKV69
    Posted 2004-10-29 14:06:30 and read 4415 times.

    I remember the hoopla when EAL go their first 757. It was the future back then. I am not the biggest fan of the 757 but I am sad to see it go and I appreciate what it did for aviation.

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Pilot kaz
    Posted 2004-10-29 14:12:07 and read 4406 times.

     Sad The 757 was my first flight since has been my favorite plane.

    Totally gutted that the production line Ending.

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: GKirk
    Posted 2004-11-09 00:37:28 and read 4209 times.

    My flights on the 757:
    XLA2122 MAN-DLM 757-200 TF-ARD
    TCX881K MAN-TFS 757-300 G-JMAA
    TCX881L TFS-MAN 757-300 G-JMAA

    Wonderful aircraft to have flown on

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Dogfighter2111
    Posted 2004-11-09 00:42:15 and read 4198 times.

    I flew a JMC air B752, the 757 is my favourite aircraft, i was quite angry when they decided to stop production, but atleast the end is far far away, anyway this JMC air flight was so cramped, i have never seen a 757 that packed

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Jamotcx
    Posted 2004-11-09 03:13:34 and read 4140 times.

    anyway this JMC air flight was so cramped, i have never seen a 757 that packed

    Well Tommy Cook, MyTravel, Monarch, First Choice, Excel etc etc are all the same


    Jamo

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Dayflyer
    Posted 2004-11-09 03:55:33 and read 4112 times.

    What a wonderful aircraft. I am glad there are so many of them left to fly on and they will be around for a long time. Great looking and impressive performance.

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: CRPilot
    Posted 2004-11-09 04:15:14 and read 4099 times.

    Good ride, it has definetly serve my company well. Sad to see the last one roll off the factory. But definetly looking forward to the future...7E7.

    Topic: RE: 757---The End Is Near
    Username: Lincoln
    Posted 2004-11-09 04:31:27 and read 4087 times.

    Uh, oh, this doesn't bode well for USAir...

    My first 757 flight was right before Thanksgiving 1995 -- 9 years ago, and I was 11 at the time if I recall correctly, USAir from SAN to PIT... Also my first jet flight (before that every one of my 50+ segments had been SkyWest Metroliner IIIs -- I don't miss those tubes one bit). Connecting on to some I-can't-even-remember-if-it-was-a-jet-or-not from PIT to AVP. If it wasn't on the way out, it was on the way back (I was on an Airbus for one leg of that trip)

    My last (as in most recent) 757 flight was DL1661 from CVG to SAN just about two months ago. I'd rather forget that one.

    I remember boarding at San Diego, using something completely alien to me: A Jetway, found my seat with my mom and a cousin, sat back...And read the safety card 13 billion times as I was otherwise unprepared for reading material, and stared out the window for the 5-hour flight. The flight attendants laughed at me, it was only later that I realized why. Once we were off the A/C in PIT, I was amazed by the activity...and almost got buzzed down by one of those courtesy carts.

    When we boarded the PIT-AVP segment, the F/A asked me what I was thinking... Then my mother interjected: "That's all he has". Apparently, in large parts of the country, one cannot get away with shorts & a T-shirt 12 months out of the year-- eliminating approximately 100% of my wardrobe at the time.

    Wow...great memories, even if I don't actually remember any of the details about the flights. I haven't flown USAir since, and the way things seem to be going I probably won't get the opportunity again, but that airline and that aircraft will always have a special place in my memory....

    Never did see any real "snow" on that trip...but days after we left I was told they had one of the biggest storms of the preceding [large number] of years.

    Lincoln
    [Yes, I did fly UA/NW March of this year to see snow in a native environment (PLN, MI) but most had melted by the time I left]


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